Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Knowing where you came from

Whitehead Member Mary Gehring  studies how gene expression is regulated by the addition and removal of DNA methylation from the genome. In this image of an Arabidopsis thaliana flower, the veins of the sepals, filaments of the anthers, and base of the stigma are highlighted by a marked enzyme that is essential to this type of gene regulation. 

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Podcast

AudioHelicase logo with Mary Gehring

May 17, 2018

AudioHelicase podcast: Iain Cheeseman discusses cell division and what can happen when it goes wrong

In this episode of AudioHelicase, Whitehead Institute Member Iain Cheeseman discusses how his work on the kinetochore provides a window into cell division and what happens when this vital cellular function goes awry.


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Students at Whitehead's spring lecture series

Whitehead Institute’s 2018 spring high school program inspires local students

May 14, 2018

Emerging scientists spend their spring break not at a beach, but at a lab bench

In the News

Whitehead Founding Member Gerald Fink

May 16, 2018

Whitehead Institute Founding Member Gerald Fink Receives Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Killian Award

The award, which is among MIT’s highest honors, recognizes Fink’s standing as a scientist who has fundamentally changed the way researchers approach biological problems



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APRIL 19, 2018

NEW SINGLE-CELL DATABASE TO PROPEL BIOLOGICAL STUDIES

Whitehead team analyzes transcriptomes for roughly 70,000 cells in planarians, creates publicly available database to drive research in a variety of organisms and fields

FEATURED

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april 11, 2018

STUDY SUGGESTS PERIOPERATIVE NSAIDS MAY PREVENT EARLY METASTATIC RELAPSE IN POST-SURGICAL BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

Mouse study links early metastasis to systemic inflammation caused by wound healing


Kava plants

APRIL 10, 2018

MULTIMEDIA FEATURE: UNCOVERING NATURE’S RICHES

Merging the wisdom of traditional global medicine with modern approaches


Programs

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Expedition: Bio 2018

Middle school students delve deeper into the amazing biology that thrives in the world around us during this two-week, fully immersive experience where curiosity meets real world science. And no question is off-limits! Scholarship spots in the July and August programs are still available.  Register now!

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